Beca Heritage Week 2018

Beca Heritage Week ran from 12 to 22 October 2018.

The theme is "Strength from Struggle – Remembering our courageous communities."

Christchurch Photo Hunt

During the month of October Christchurch City Libraries ran its annual heritage image photo competition. Entries were  added to our digital collection.

Library events 

When Death Jumped Ship - Remembering the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Lyttelton Library and Lyttelton Museum - 12 to 27 October

It’s 100 years since New Zealand’s worst-ever public health disaster – what happened? How did we cope? Lyttelton Museum and Lyttelton Library are commemorating the anniversary with an exhibition and ‘Medicine Depot’. Come see some powerful images and find out what an inhalation chamber was like.

FREE public talks at Lyttelton Library 7pm to 8pm

Tuesday 16 October: Anna Rogers, who has written about WW I nursing, will discuss the pandemic and New Zealand’s military medical contribution.
Wednesday 17 October: Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Rice will look at the question: Could it happen again?

Lyttelton Library 
Mon-Fri: 10am to 6pm
Sat: 10am-1pm
Sundays and Labour Day: Closed

Read our pages on the 1918 influenza epidemic and how Christchurch coped.

More Heritage Week events

Rewind at Ferrymead

Sunday 14 October 10am to 4pm at Ferrymead Heritage Park
Immerse yourself in a family-friendly Beca Heritage Week event, jam-packed with entertainment from times past at Ferrymead Heritage Park. It's 125 years since New Zealand women achieved the right to vote and 100 years since the end of World War I.

Explore the full list of Heritage Week events.

Find out more about Christchurch heritage

Our heritage resources provide you with information about Christchurch’s history, its people and places and also help in finding out about your own heritage and family history.

More information

Previous Heritage Week celebrations